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Bamp Feb Humor

645am Obs Friday 3/24 Powered by Ron Ortis & the Son Caribe Band at Cholos Sunday!

Fairly clear for Leeward, overcast for NS/Windward/Mauka. Light East trades filling in to moderate.

Local Swell Tracker & BIG PICTURE Updated. Faded small NW-WNW, background ENE, micro SSW. Call 596-SURF (4 updates)

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North Shore:

Down & dropping 12 sec NW. Sunset 2-3' occ 4' , Rocky Pt. 2-3', Pipe 2-3.5', Chuns 2-3.5' , Laniakea 2-3', Ali'i 2-3'. Good shape, lite offshore dawn; E trades filling and broken (60-90%) clouds/Am rain.
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West:

Down & dropping 13 sec NW. Makaha is 1-2+' with good form, glassy dawn to real clean light offshore E trades filling to moderate (5-15 mph); partly clear.
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Town:

Holding short period South. Surf is 0-1.5' mostly. Smooth glassy patches & with lite sideoffshores. It's weak, long waits, from Bowls to Rock Piles to Kaisers... Threes-Pops-Queens 0-1.5' and fair weather.
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Diamond Head:

Holding on the tiny south. Surf is 0-1.5 barely 2' with smooth dawn water to semi bumpy E sideoffshore trades filling from Lighthouse to Right hands, Cliffs etc. dry scattered to broken clouds.
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Sandy's:

Not much change. Holding the mix of wind + trace S. Surf is 1- 2' from Full Pt to 1/2 to Pipelittles to Middle peaks, Gas Chambers; light side-shores filling to 10-20. Smooth to slightly bumpy with broken dry clouds.
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East Makapu'u:

Holding the small trade swell + N. Surf is 1-2+' evenly across the bay. Lite trades early. Typical chop coming with moderate onshores trades filling and broken clouds-overcast.
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Weather

Friday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 88°F

Chance of Rain

Wind:
13mph E

Saturday
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Temp
min:
75°F
max: 90°F

Clear

Wind:
23mph ENE

Sunday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 90°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
23mph ENE

Monday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 90°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
13mph E

Tuesday
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Temp
min:
74°F
max: 90°F

Partly Cloudy

Wind:
18mph E

Range:
5-15+mph E

Range:
10-20+mph E

Range:
10-20mph E

Range:
10-20mph E
easing to light/variable
Range:
5-10mph E
seabreeze

North

Friday
03/24
NW
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
Dropping
3' 12sec; glassy am to clean offshore, clouds/showers
Saturday
03/25
W-NW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
Rising
3' 11s to 5' 20s 2pm surf 6-8+ (Warnings tonight)
Sunday
03/26
W-NW
Haw: 10-15+
Face: 15-25+
Rising
11' 16s (warnings)
Monday
03/27
W-NW
Haw: 8-10+
Face: 12-18+
Dropping
9' 15s
Tuesday
03/28
NW
Haw: 6-8+
Face: 10-15+
Dropping
7' 14s
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West

Friday
03/24
NW
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Dropping
glassy to lite offshore, clear
Saturday
03/25
W-NW
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Rising
8' afternoon
Sunday
03/26
W-NW
Haw: 8-12+
Face: 14-20+
Rising

Monday
03/27
W-NW
Haw: 5-7
Face: 8-12
Dropping

Tuesday
03/28
NW
Haw: 4-6+
Face: 6-10+
Dropping

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South

Friday
03/24
S
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
Holding
1' 15 sec evening; smooth, mostly clear
Saturday
03/25
S-SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Rising
1' 14s
Sunday
03/26
S-SW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Holding

Monday
03/27
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Rising
2' 15s
Tuesday
03/28
S-SW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Holding
2' 14s
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east

Friday
03/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding
3' 7sec; semi bumpy lite onshore; dry clouds
Saturday
03/25
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Sunday
03/26
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Monday
03/27
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

Tuesday
03/28
E-NE
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Holding

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Current Swells:

Friday   03/24
Primary: Dropping Slowly  NW  2-3+' surf at 12 sec
Secondary: Holding  E  2' surf at 8 sec
Third: Holding  S  1.5' surf at 9 sec
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Marine Warnings:

Friday   03/24
none
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Sailing Report:

Friday   03/24
Fair with light E trades filling 10-20
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Diving Report:

Friday   03/24
Good for deeper North and good for most deeper West spots, good for South, good for East dives.

Oahu

SUNSET
Friday   03/24
W-NW
Haw: 2-3+
Face: 3-5+
East Trades light
good

ROCKY POINT
Friday   03/24
W-NW
Haw: 2-4
Face: 3-7
East Trades light
good

Pipeline
Friday   03/24
W-NW
Haw: 1-3
Face: 2-5
ENE Trades light-moderate
fair to good

HALEIWA
Friday   03/24
W-NW
Haw: 2-3 occ 4
Face: 3-5 occ 7
East Trades light
good

MAKAHA
Friday   03/24
W-NW
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light
good
Seabrz later?
ALA MOANA
Friday   03/24
S
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
East Trades light-moderate
smooth

Waikiki
Friday   03/24
S
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
East Trades light
clean

Diamond Head
Friday   03/24
COMBO
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
East Trades light
fair to good

Sandy Beach
Friday   03/24
COMBO
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
East Trades light
fair to good

Makapuu
Friday   03/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
East Trades light
slightly bumpy

Maui

Hookipa
Friday   03/24
NW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
East Trades light
fairly clean

Honolua
Friday   03/24
NW
Haw: 0-1/2
Face: 0-1
East Trades light
smooth

Kihei
Friday   03/24
W-NW
Haw: 0
Face: 0
East Trades light
smooth

Hana
Friday   03/24
E-NE
Haw: 1-2 occ 3
Face: 2-4 occ 5
Trades light
slightly bumpy

Lahaina
Friday   03/24
S
Haw: 0-1
Face: 0-1.5
Trades very light
smooth

Kauai

Hanalei
Friday   03/24
W-NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Trades light
good

Majors
Friday   03/24
W-NW
Haw: 2-3
Face: 3-5
Trades light
smooth

Poipu
Friday   03/24
S
Haw: 0-1.5
Face: 0-2
East Trades light-moderate
smooth

Kapaa
Friday   03/24
E
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
Trades light
bumpy

Big Island

Hamakua Coast
Friday   03/24
E
Haw: 1-2 occ +
Face: 1-3 occ +
Trades light
fair

Kohala
Friday   03/24
W-NW
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light
smooth

Kohala
Friday   03/24
W-NW
Haw: 0
Face: 0
Trades light-moderate
good
rising evening
Kona
Friday   03/24
W-NW
Haw: 1 occ 2
Face: 1-2 occ 3
Trades light
good

Hilo
Friday   03/24
E
Haw: 1-2+
Face: 1-3+
East Trades light
smooth

Kau
Friday   03/24
COMBO
Haw: 1-2
Face: 1-3
Trades light
good

Weather

Surf Advisory and Warning Criteria
Location/shoreline Advisory Warning
North-Facing Shores- 15 Feet faces (8' Local) 25 Feet faces (15' local)
West-Facing Shores - 12 Feet (7' local) 20 Feet (12' local)
West-Facing- Big Is.- 8 Feet (4'+ local) 12 Feet (7' local)
South-Facing Shores- 8 Feet (4'+ local) 15 Feet (8' local)
East-Facing Shores- 8 Feet (4'+ local) 15 Feet (8' local)

Big Picture

BIG PICTURE Quick Update Friday 3/24/17

NPAC
The Jet is energetic extending off Japan to just beyond the dateline (winds up to 210). She weakens this weekend but slowly extends beyond out Longitude. Also the large upper air current is overall low in latitude for this time at 25n-40n.
By Monday the 27th it’s consolidated off Japan again and by Tuesday its just out our side of the 180 dateline. A good sign for 2 weeks out.

#1
Great week starting from Monday; a super fun WNW hit 6’ solid Monday with fair-good side offshore fresh trades. It faded to 4’ Tuesday but was still really fun offshores for 1st day of spring. A broad big Low centered near Kamchatka last Friday 3/10; she spun almost in place (occluded) for about a day.

#2
The storm that spawned the Monday 3/20 event stalled and spun some new fetch for us March 17th just over 2000 miles off. it weakened Monday but not before generated some 5' deep water WNW @ 14 sec. it's hitting 3-5' mostly with top sets top spots reaching 6'. It's fading into Saturday when the REAL DEAL kicks in.

#3
A winter caliber east tracking Low is progressed off Japan from Tuesday (Spring) with winds up to 50+kts. We’re expecting a build esp. second half Saturday with 20-22 sec forerunners, peaking Sunday at 16sec w/t LARGE WNW surf reaching over 15’ possibly 18’… big enough to crack outer reefs; this is above the High Surf Warning Criteria (25’ crest to trough). Most spots will wash out. Sunset will have some ballzy takers for those 12’ inbetweeners. This Wintery episode drops slowly thru the day as it laughs at spring averages. Monday should still be above advrys at 8-12’.

#4
Next in the lineup: A decent storm following up in the wake of the above (now NE tracking) Low shows up this Sunday the 26th. This new 30-40kt storm is on the dateline with a slow track and builds some 25’ seas but some pointing to our NE. Still it should be enough for a 6-8’+ NW Friday March 31st.

#5
Last in the lineup: Another whopper is coming. This WNW producer is starting east off Japan Monday the 27th. By Tuesday it’s twice as big generating 35’ seas 1500 miles away. The peak tho’ was Wednesday at the seas build to 44’ on the dateline just 1200 miles away. Thursday the wintery beast is 900 miles to our NW. By Friday it starts to weaken as it nears and then passes our longitudes. Surf should kick off WNW wit 18-20 sec forerunners Thursday night the 30th. The surf will be ramping fast Friday the last day of the March. Just after dawn we could see 8’ deep water with 18 sec. This means likely 8-12’ occ 15’ by 9am. The peak in the afternoon could be over 15’ just like the big one before. The swell will be veering to the NW near the end around Sunday.

There’s no other big events on the charts and its more likely this will be the last one of the season.


SPAC

A BIG high has been spinning over NZL
The Jet down under has been zonal, too (west to east) but things are looking up as a deepening Jet under NZL is lengthening with a ENE tilt. By Friday it’s weaker with 120 kts but points NNE right up the NZL coast where we like it. The Jet does look to be ‘steering’ a couple nice Lows our way to kick off the first official run of SSW in Spring.

#1
Recently, it’s been tiny 0-1.5’ background SSW and some West wrap to 2’ Monday. Super nice offshores tho’ it’s really small (there have been spotty 2’ sets here and there).

#2
Up next we get a warm up around Monday the 27th with some 15 sec S-SSW. But the storm only expected to build 1.5’ of swell by the time it gets here. This means only waist/shoulder high on average into Tuesday as it fades. The fetch 1000 miles east of NZL was pointing to SE of us (off to the Americas) so it wasn’t maximized.

#3
Up next, the main one. Wed the 27th has a low SE of NZL with a more typical NE track. It gets supported by another faster moving Low and they merge Thursday/Friday the 24th. Seas hit 28’ and some following fetch is predicted to bring 16 sec SSW surf up to 3’ Thursday 23 and peak Friday at just above 3’ or 1’ overhead at focal reefs. Even Saturday should have a few sets this size at 14sec.

#4
Last in the lineup…. An ENE tracking Low in the same region 600+ miles SE of NZL is on the charts Monday the 27th. If all goes well, we’ll see some 3’ surf from the SSW Tuesday April 4th veering to South by Wednesday as it moves under French Polynesia.

Trade Swell
Below average with minimal 2’ with occas NE pulses. Nothing significant is on the models yet.

The Tropics
So far they’re nothing forecast on Hawaii for the next week.





Surf Advisory and Warning Criteria
Location/shoreline Advisory Warning
North-Facing Shores- 15 Feet faces (8' Local) 25 Feet faces (15' local)
West-Facing Shores - 12 Feet (7' local) 20 Feet (12' local)
West-Facing- Big Is. - 8 Feet (4'+ local) 12 Feet (7' local)
East-Facing Shores- 8 Feet (4+ local) 15 Feet (8’ local)

Tropical Storm - winds 39-73 mph (34-63 kt)
Category 1 - winds 74-95 mph (64-82 kt)
Category 2 - winds 96-110 mph (83-95 kt)
Category 3 - winds 111-130 mph (96-113 kt)
Category 4 - winds 131-155 mph (114-135 kt)
Category 5 - winds 156 mph and up (135+ kt)

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